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first week in america. >> reporter: the opera show comes just over one year after the baltimore opera company announced it was bankrupt. and then proceeded to auction off costumes and equipment. >> reporter: crowds bid on more than 300 items, including this show curtain and this buddha. >> it really hurts us to do this. but there was no other way out. >> reporter: after 58 years, opera in baltimore was silenced. the result of a struggling economy. the baltimore symphony has also seen a drop in ticket sales. but the show must go on. and it's hoped performances like this one can once again set the stage for opera in baltimore. >> and the baltimore opera company performed for 58 years before closing its doors in 2008. kai, back to you. >> all right, jessica, thank you. >>> the opera show is being performed here in baltimore for one night only. tickets to tonight's show are still available. >> all right. it's tonight. >>> and no weather issues tonight. but later on, perhaps some stuff coming away. >>> temps right now, well above freezing. 38. winds east/northeast at 7. come back and take
in america and around the world. >> reporter: president obama wants his national security team to pursue better ways to screen airline passengers and coordinate the government's terrorist watch list. >> the president understands and believes wholeheartedly that keeping the american people safe and secure is his first job. >> reporter: since the failed plane bombing christmas day, dozens of suspected terrorists have been added to government databases and the transportation security administration is ordering airlines in 14 countries to give full body patdowns and body screens to every passenger heading to the u.s. but president obama says the best way to prevent another security breakdown like the one that allowed a nigerian man to board a plane with explosives in his underwear is to make sure all intelligence agencies are sharing intelligence. a full report on the botched attacks is still week as way. the tsa is rushing to add body scanners to airport checkpoint as cross the country. critics call them digital strip searches but security experts say they are necessary. >> most american
. things that people can feel and see and know are coming. because america is hurting. the other thing i've told him is that he's got to make americans and marylanders realize that he feels their pain. i think a lot of times, people get the impression that maybe the president is so busy trying to deal with so many issues, that he does not feel what they're feeling. and he's not to do that. >> reporter: now, among those in attendance tonight, inside of the capitol, during the president's speech, will be baltimore -- soon-to be baltimore mayor, stephanie rawlings-blake. as you know, the mayor was here trying to repair relations between the mayor and the white house. that was hurt by the scandal against sheila dixon. now, let's hear from stephanie rawlings-blake about what she hopes to hear from the president. >> and that president obama's first state of the union is historic. and i have goose bumps when i think about it. i'm very, very excited. this is a big time for president obama. and i am proud to represent our city to be in the room as he talks about how he's going to move the country
. but that -- at that shining moment in 1969, anything seemed possible for america. >> okay, obviously that was 40 years ago, last summer. we celebrated this anniversary 40 yearsing on ago last summer. after that monumental space flight, neil armstrong announced he would never fly again and he began teaching others about his experiences. >>> check in for more stories coming up. more drama for gilbert arenas. the washington wizards star in trouble for allegedly pulling a gun on a player. >>> and stop texting laws go into effect in states all across the nation. check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >>> with the facebook age, a new legal strategy has emerged for divorce lawyers. mikemike sugerman reports for wjz. they say social networking sites are a gold mine when it comes to digging up dirt. >> eric bender just got married. announced it on facebook. apparently a surprise. to who? said some of his friends. >> the first thing you have to look for any client you're going to represent is go to facebook and my space and see what's on it. absolutely the first thing you have to do. >> and if
. they are against terrorism. >> american muslims and muslims throughout the world are on the side of america and on the side of the world. we're not going to allow terrorism, or terrorists to hijack or religion. >> reporter: abdulmutallab was moved under heavy security. back to the prison, where he will remain until his next court date. drew levinson, cbs news, detroit. >> counter terror officials and other experts say the botched christmas day bombing and december 30th assault demonstrate al qaeda can react quickly when opportunities arrive. >>> still ahead on eyewitness news at 5:00. dangerous music player. one family's claim that an ipod put a toddler in a hospital. >>> i'm suzanne collins in annapolis. when a man refuses to stop texting in the courtroom, it leads to a scuff, broken bone -- scuffle, broken bones and a new consideration in cell phone policy. >>> beat a cold in the cold. the key items to stock up on to survive in this brutal weather. >>> and as mary said, this cold when is moving in. the updated forecast with bob is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> texting and refusing to s
like that before. >> it is definitely the biggest mission for the ship. we will do america proud. >> reporter: the at any point want -- hopes to have it there by late next week. it is an open-ended mission. >> there is one question that has been pouring into the wjz newsroom since the earthquake hit. that's "how can i help?" denise is at with more on that. >> reporter: well, there is a lot of information out there right now about helping people with haiti. but not all of it is credible. on, you can find a complete list of the best ways to send aid. you can donate $10 to the red cross by texting haiti to 90999. charges will appear on your cell phone bill. on, you can also find detailless about donating to musician wicliff john's charity, yele haiti or to doctors without borders. there are some scams out there. the fbi says when donating, do not send cash. your safest donation is a check, made out to an organization, not an individual. mary? >> all right, denise. and you can find links to little organizations that denise -- to the organizations that denise j
. let's go. >> farmers may grow the crops and animals that feed america. but some also provide energy in the form of biofuels. a new study finds the five states that make up the chesapeake bay's wawrlts shed are ripe for that type of energy production. >> i think it's a very big opportunity. looks like in our region, we could produce as much as 500 million gallons annually. >> potential biofuels include switch grass, fast-growing trees. and winter greens like rye and barley. >> we're talking about supplemental income, either through winter crops or by using idle lands, abandoned farm lands. lands that can otherwise be farmed. >> everything from building to growing it. >> biofuel crops could also have a positive impact. runs into the bay, triggering dead zones. >> things that really can produce a lot of energy but also suck up a lot of nutrients as they grow. and from a water quality point of view. that's what we want. >> that's what they want to make home grown fuel. >> alex, thank you. >> the studies' findings were based on land use. those crops would not be divided into biofuel. >>>
to convince voters he gets it. >> do you feel that the president is still in touch with middle class america? >> no. i think he comes across the as being kind of an elitist. kind of like a professor, talking great ideals. >> reporter: others wish the changed candidate obama would have come faster. >> part of me is really a realist who understands that boy, a year is not a long time. >> reporter: by focusing on jobs in the economy, the white house hopes the president will reconnect with american during the state of the union address, and buy more time to turn things around. in washington, joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> and analysts say president obama's state of the union address will not reshape his agenda. it will only defend the campaign he ran on. kai? >> reporter: if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check on the roads with sharon gibala, at wjz traffic control. >> reporter: a nice quiet commute for this monday afternoon. only three accidents. all of them in the city. minor ones. and park heights avenue at west cold spring lane. otherwise, there's a look at the
and to help them get back on their feet. haitians are neighbors in the americas. and for americans, they are family and friends. it's characteristic of the american people to help others in time of such severe need. >> as help from around the world trickles into haiti, word of who survived is trickling out. mike schuh reports, one baltimore-based nonprofit struggled to learn the fate of its workers there. >> so many deaths. so much destruction. war communication. terrible worry. 1500 miles away. in tranquil fells point. leslie mancuso presides over japiego, a healthy nonprofit. the ones top of mind are those in haiti. >> our first worry was, how were our team, family members and their families? >> without word, they asked all of the other groups for help. >> we have been there for 15 years. so when you work like we do in helping a country train its doctors and midwives and work like maternal child health, you have friendships. >> reporter: yesterday, they received an e-mail that three of the staff members were safe. but three were unaccounted for. then, this morning, a phone call f
to make sure this plant is the most productive plant in the united states of america. >> reporter: the money will go toward a new facility that will build electric motors to be used in hybrid and electric cars and trucks. >> this is the first facility here in the entire country to make these electric motors. >> the expansion of this plant will generate a significant influx of income and jobs in the greater baltimore area. >> reporter: allison says 200 people will be added to their staff. and the announcement ensures current employees job security. >> being a gm employee for as long as i have, this is actually new. and you went from having jobs that were in mexico, or potentially in mexico, now coming to us here in maryland. >> reporter: the plant first went green by manufacturing hybrid transitions. -- transmissions. >> this is a big announcement for maryland. and potentially a big announcement for our country. because this is the generation of electric ride motors for automobiles. >> reporter: in addition to the 200 jobs created here in maryland, gm estimates some 1700 new jobs w
the interstate system. >> this is the initial investment to make sure high- speed rail comes to america. that's really the essence of it. >> reporter: maryland is one of 31 states getting the cash. making rail and cargo transportation faster and easier in the northeast corridor. >> baltimore is a huge hub area for the rail service. so this is very important for maryland. it's important for our spire region. >> reporter: the money will pay for a gnaw station at -- new station at bwi marshall and new train tunnel in baltimore. >> we're going to get money to fix the b&p tunnel. it was built before the civil war. it is dangerous. it has curves. it's a bottleneck. and if anything happens, god forbid, farm rescues can't get in. >> some of the biggest winners include california, which is getting $2 billion of this funding and a route from chicago to st. louis is getting $1 billion. >> reporter: but can the federal government afford it? some have criticized president obama for spending too much. >> all of it will not be paid for by federal tax dollars. there will be private investment. >> this is gre
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